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Helping Persons Realize God's Intent for Their Life
For 135 years, Antioch Missionary Baptist Church has proudly served the community of Charlotte, NC.
Through the dedication of our leadership, pastors and members, we are committed to the teachings of Jesus Christ, and are here to spread His message.
We are open to worshippers of all ages and backgrounds, and strive to lead all who worship with us towards a deeper love for God.
“Helping Persons to Realize God’s Intent for Their Life.”
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church celebrates a long history spanning 135 years of service to the Kingdom of God in the city of Charlotte, NC.
As devoted members of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, we are constantly pursuing the calling to be fully devoted followers of Christ.
We are indeed ‘Exercising Faith and Experiencing God as we extend our witness, respond to God’s ability, and be intentional about who we are and what we do to bring more glory to our heavenly Father.
If you are interested in joining our Church, please reach out. We would love for you to visit.
In Antioch's 135 years we have had only 7 Pastors.
Meet Our Past Pastors
Pastor for 40 years
Reverend Massey, Reverend Crosby, and Reverend Moore served in succession across 41 years.
Pastor for 25 years
Pastor Donnie R. Garris
Reverend Donnie R. Garris accepted the call to Antioch Missionary Baptist Church on January 26, 1997, and began his service as Pastor on the first Sunday in March 1997.
Pastor Garris was licensed to the Gospel Ministry at Friendship Baptist Church in Monroe, North Carolina in 1984, and was ordained by the Zion Baptist Association of North Carolina in 1985. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Shaw University, Raleigh, NC in 1988 and his Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ in 1991.
Prior to Antioch, Garris served as the Assistant Pastor at the Shiloh Baptist Church, Trenton, New Jersey for two years; and as Pastor at the New Mickle Baptist Church, Camden, New Jersey for five years.
Since 1997, Pastor Garris has dedicated his life to the spiritual growth and development of his congregation and community.
He is active in various organizations such as Crossroads Corporation for Affordable Housing and Community Development, the Charlotte Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. where he serves as Chaplain , and the Interfaith Advisory Council of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
He has been married to Minister Regina L. Mack-Garris since 1990; and they have one son, Jonathan Christian.
Pastor's Community Involvement
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